Blog Posts tagged “infographic”

Elections 2019

May 6, 2019 (2 weeks, 1 day ago) — Comments

The hour is almost upon us – the day when South Africans embark on go to the polling stations to exercise arguably the most fundamental democratic right, that of voting. There are however many who are not entirely knowledgeable of the electoral system employed in SA – we thought it would be ...

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Provincial Budgets: 2019

Feb. 27, 2019 (2 months, 3 weeks ago) — Comments

SA's national budget was tabled in Parliament on 20 February 2019 - what follows this process is the tabling of provincial budgets in each of the nine provincial legislatures. Provincial budgets are as important as the national one - the budget sets out how the provinces intend spending public funds on ...

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2019: State of the Province Address (SOPA)

Feb. 22, 2019 (2 months, 4 weeks ago) — Comments

The State of the Province Address is a localised version of the State of the Nation Address where Premiers reflect on their achievements and communicate their programmes of action in respect of government’s five priority areas - education, health, the fight against crime and corruption, rural development and land reform ...

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Important dates on the parliamentary calendar so far

Jan. 14, 2019 (4 months, 1 week ago) — Comments

The first term of Parliament and the last term of the Fifth Parliament (7 February to 29 March 2019) will see the first major event of the year, the State of the Nation Address (SONA) delivered by President Ramaphosa on 7 February 2019. The President will deliver the speech (his ...

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Infographic: Parliament 2018 - review in numbers

Jan. 10, 2019 (4 months, 1 week ago) — Comments

The conclusion of the parliamentary calendar year sees the Fifth Parliament shut its doors for 2018 after what has surely been one of the most tumultuous political years. People's Assembly takes a look at what happened behind the scenes in the halls of the Legislature with this snapshot of ...

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Committees: Who put in the work in 2018?

Dec. 9, 2018 (5 months, 1 week ago) — Comments

Committee proceedings, often referred to as the 'engine room of Parliament, is where MPs deliberate on bills, and scrutinise and report on the annual budget and strategic plans of the departments and entities they oversee. This is where it is determined whether government departments are delivering on what they promised ...

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Parliament 2018: Third term review

Oct. 18, 2018 (7 months ago) — Comments

This review of the third term takes a quick look at the number of working days, Bills processed, written questions posed by MPs and replies by the Executive and the petitions under consideration.

It has been a relatively short term (just about four weeks) and Parliament will resume on 9 ...

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Zero-VAT Results

Sept. 17, 2018 (8 months ago) — Comments

After VAT increased to 15%, concern about the impact on poor households led the Minister of Finance to appoint a panel of experts to evaluate the current list of zero-VAT items and consider including extra items to lessen the impact of the VAT increase on the poor.

The recently released ...

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Ministerial Attendance in Parliament: Is Ramaphosa’s Cabinet doing better?

July 24, 2018 (10 months ago) — Comments

National Assembly Speaker, Baleka Mbete, earlier this year indicated that she had written to newly appointed Deputy President, David Mabuza, to ‘complain about the absence of ministers during question time in the National Assembly’. In response, the Deputy President, in April 2018, announced measures to deal with non-attendance including an ...

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Parliament 2018: Second Term Review

July 9, 2018 (10 months, 2 weeks ago) — Comments

This review of the second term takes a quick look at the number of working days, Bills processed, written questions posed by MPs and replies by the Executive and the petitions under consideration.

It has been a busy term with 435 committee meetings compared to 331 in the first term ...

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